Lesbian & Gay Psychotherapy Association



Find a Psychotherapist who Provides a Safe Environment for Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual Clients in the Greater Los Angeles and Southern California areas

Search for a therapist based on proximity to you or by therapist speciality. Each therapist has their own webpage where you will find a detailed description of their services, their theoretical orientation, their academic history, a map to their office, and much more.

Latest News & Classifieds (March 2015 newsletter in PDF format) (allow up to 1 -2 minutes to download large file)

  1. Executive Director's Report: 2015 March (page 2)
  2. Educational Workshops 2015 (page 7)
    • Lesbian Love Addiction, by Lauren Costine (page 7)
    • PrEp & PEP, with panel (page 9)
  3. Articles (pagee 11-16)
    • HIV Pills Before And After Sex Prevents Spread Of HIV In Gay Men: Study, by Dianne Depra
    • PrEP is Still Pretty Effective When Taken Less Than Daily—But is it Enough? by Raffy Ermac
    • Psychology Today Changes Its Position On Conversion Therapy Ads, by Lila Shapiro
    • On Love Addiction On Love Addiction, by Lorna Hochstein, Ph.D.
  4. Past Events (page 17)
  5. Elections (page 18)
  6. Social Events (pages 21-22)
    • LGLA Gala to which LAGPA is invited. (page 21)
    • Lesbian Themed Movie Night Social — But I’m A Cheerleader (classic goodie) (page 21)
    • Gay Male Themed Movie Night Social — The Way He Looks (last year’s hit) (page 22)
    • Outfest (TBA) (page 22)
    • Spring Fling sponsored by Rob Weiss and the annual Pool Party this year!! (page 22)
  7. Classified Ads (page 28-29)


Calendar 2015

March 19

Good crowd!

LGLA Gala to which LAGPA is invited
More details

April 19

Being Rescheduled for July. Watch for announcements.

Educational Workshop – “Lesbian Love Addiction
More Info

May 2

Nice, friendly brunch!

Lesbian Themed Movie Night Social
More details

May 23
Gay Male Themed Movie Night Social
More details
June 7
Educational Workshop – “PrEP & PEP
More Info
June 14
Participate in CSW parade
June 28
Spring Fling sponsored by Rob Weiss. This is a women affirming event.
More details
July 12-22
Outfest – Community Supporter
More details
Aug. 9
Annual Summer Pool Part with SCLMA and LGLA
More details
Oct. 24
LACPA Conference where we host a booth.
20th Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference


See what we did in 2014



20th Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference

Date: TBA

Below are the details of last year’s conference. Watch for updates.
Want to participate? Contact Chuck Stewart, Ph.D.

19th Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference

November 16, 2014
Antioch University
Los Angeles, CA

The Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, Inc. (LAGPA) announces its Nineteenth Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The conference is a one-day event co-hosted and co-sponsored by Antioch University Los Angeles and the LGBT Specialization. The conference is being held Sunday November 16, 2014 in Los Angeles (near Culver City), CA at Antioch University and presents academic research and expertise on LGBTQI issues and concerns to professionals working with these clients in their psychotherapy practices. The conference is designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists, psychologists, LCSW, MFT, MSW, CAADAC Certified and Registered addiction professionals, interns, and students of psychology, and earns continuing education credits from APA, BBS and CAADAC. Approximately 100 working professionals are expected to attend. Prior conferences have been held at Antioch University Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Philips Graduate Institute, and the Gay and Lesbian Center.

Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-SOur keynote speaker, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, is an international sexual addiction expert, renown author and educator, and founder of the Sexual Recover Institute. He has authored may books, including: Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men; Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction; Untangling the Web: Sex, Porn, and Fantasy Obsession in the Internet Age; and Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships. He is a regular contributor to Psychology Today, The Huffington Post,and CounselorMagazine.com, writing primarily about the intersection of technology with sex and intimacy.


LAGPA is accepting proposals for our Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The topics should focus on LGBT clients and the knowledge needed by therapists to better serve this population.


The 2014 Conference Brochure and Registration is being prepared. Please use the links below. Being a LAGPA member saves you over 25% on entry fees. If you are not a member, please consider becoming one before the Conference to gain these savings."

  • 2014 Brochure (PDF) (ready after 7/30/14, please return then for this document)
  • 2014 Registration Form (PDF) (ready after 7/30/14, please return then for this document)
  • 2014 Online Registration (PDF) (ready after 7/30/14, please return then for this document)


Please become a sponsor for this important event.  Reach many working professionals.


Approximately 100 professionals attended our conference. What better way to reach this targeted audience than to sponsor or advertise? Attached are the appropriate forms. We can still accommodate booths. Please see the attached Sponsorship Form.

Want more information? Contact Chuck Stewart

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